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Column: Mightier than the Sword: The High Cost of Free Speech 

The First Amendment has been on my mind lately, in particular, the part concerning freedom of speech. As a writer, no constitutional right is more important. It is as significant as freedom of religion is to preachers, or the right to bear arms is to rednecks. Without freedom of speech, I would not have been able to make that redneck joke, and you would not be able to write a letter to the editor demanding my resignation. 

Freedom of speech seems like a no-brainer, a basic human right that sh...

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